Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition

Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition

Mark Twain Harriet E. Smith Benjamin Griffin Victor Fischer Michael B. Frank Sharon K. Goetz Leslie Diane Myrick / Aug 23, 2019

Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume The Complete and Authoritative Edition I ve struck it Mark Twain wrote in a letter to a friend And I will give it away to you You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography Thus aft

  • Title: Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1: The Complete and Authoritative Edition
  • Author: Mark Twain Harriet E. Smith Benjamin Griffin Victor Fischer Michael B. Frank Sharon K. Goetz Leslie Diane Myrick
  • ISBN: 9780520946996
  • Page: 400
  • Format: ebook
  • I ve struck it Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend And I will give it away to you You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his Final and Right Plan for telling the story of his life His innovative notion to talk only I ve struck it Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend And I will give it away to you You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography Thus, after dozens of false starts and hundreds of pages, Twain embarked on his Final and Right Plan for telling the story of his life His innovative notion to talk only about the thing which interests you for the moment meant that his thoughts could range freely The strict instruction that many of these texts remain unpublished for 100 years meant that when they came out, he would be dead, and unaware, and indifferent, and that he was therefore free to speak his whole frank mind The year 2010 marks the 100th anniversary of Twain s death In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain s works, UC Press is proud to offer for the first time Mark Twain s uncensored autobiography in its entirety and exactly as he left it This major literary event brings to readers, admirers, and scholars the first of three volumes and presents Mark Twain s authentic and unsuppressed voice, brimming with humor, ideas, and opinions, and speaking clearly from the grave as he intended Editors Harriet E Smith, Benjamin Griffin, Victor Fischer, Michael B Frank, Sharon K Goetz, Leslie Myrick

    Autobiography of Mark Twain Volume , Reader s Edition The year marked the th anniversary of Mark Twain s death In celebration of this important milestone and in honor of the cherished tradition of publishing Mark Twain s works, UC Press published Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume , the first of a projected three volume edition of the complete, uncensored autobiography The book became an immediate bestseller and was hailed as the Mark Stein Home Page Mark s first book Now available on Barns and Noble sites and right here at The StoreMakes a great gift MORE THAN A BIOGRAPHY, or a tell all Mark Twain quotations Religion Man is a Religious Animal He is the only Religious Animal He is the only animal that has the True Religion several of them He is the only animal that loves his neighbor as himself and cuts his throat if his theology isn t straight. Mark Twain quotations Statistics Further background on this quote is provided by Stephen Goranson who writes on the Mark Twain Forum in a post dated July Twain s Autobiography attribution of a remark about lies and statistics to Disraeli is generally not accepted. Mark Twain Project Home Mark Twain Project Online applies innovative technology to than four decades worth of archival research by expert editors at the Mark Twain Project It offers unfettered, intuitive access to reliable texts, accurate and exhaustive notes, and the most recently discovered letters and documents. Mark Webber The official website of Mark Webber Mark Webber is a nine time Formula One Grand Prix winner, FIA World Endurance Champion, Porsche ambassador, Red Bull athlete, TV pundit, public speaker, outdoor enthusiast, sports lover and qualified heli pilot welcome to his official website. Mark Twain Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorne Clemens on November , , in Florida, Missouri, the sixth of seven children born to Jane ne Lampton , a native of Kentucky, and John Marshall Clemens , a native of Virginia.His parents met when his father moved to Missouri, and they were married in Twain was of Cornish, English, and Scots Irish descent.

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        Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn 1885 , called the Great American Novel , and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer 1876.Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer He apprenticed with a printer He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion s newspaper After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which proved to be very popular and brought him nationwide attention His travelogues were also well received Twain had found his calling.He achieved great success as a writer and public speaker His wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.However, he lacked financial acumen Though he made a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, he squandered it on various ventures, in particular the Paige Compositor, and was forced to declare bankruptcy With the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers, however, he eventually overcame his financial troubles Twain worked hard to ensure that all of his creditors were paid in full, even though his bankruptcy had relieved him of the legal responsibility.Born during a visit by Halley s Comet, he died on its return He was lauded as the greatest American humorist of his age , and William Faulkner called Twain the father of American literature.Excerpted from.


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    1. يقول مارك توين إنه كتب هذه السيرة من أجل لقمة العيش والمؤسف حقا إنه خلال كتابته لهذه السيرة فقد ابنته جين مما جعله يتوقف عن الكتابة حتى عاد لها بعد فترة مريرة من الحزن والشعور بالفراغ فتجده يردد لمن بنيت هذا البيت فالفراغ يحيط به بعد خطوب عديدة مرت عليه منها وفاة زوجته ورفيقة [...]


    2. I read this in the audiobook version.The editors’ long and tedious explanation of the autobiographical material takes up most of the first part of this three-part audiobook. I believe that Mark Twain would have had a good laugh at the pomposity of the editors and their footnotes; unfortunately I found it insufferably boring and a very poor use of audio. If I had been reading a print version I would have skimmed or skipped this beginning all together. I wanted to read Twain’s writing not what [...]


    3. I read the whole thing cover to cover (minus the appendix notes, which I merely browsed). And as massive as it was, I was genuinely sad when the last page came. That's all? I'm ready for volume two right now.I feel so fortunate to be alive in 2010 and get to read these words Twain didn't want published until 100 years after his death. Actually, much of it has been published before so there was a lot I was already familiar with. But it was almost magical to read Twain's thoughts, musings, and mor [...]


    4. 5★I know he played it safe and wouldn't allow his estate to release this until 100 years after his death, but it has missed an audience that would have revelled in his gossip, much of which has lost a lot of its meaning over the years. Clemens became a very important and popular public figure, attended countless lunches, dinners, and meetings and was a highly sought-after speaker. His reminiscences are full of famous people, (and he really seems to enjoy being a name-dropper, since he mixed wi [...]


    5. Well let me start off by saying I have always disliked Garrison Keillor and now feel certain that it would be reciprocal if say we met at a party. For those of you not aware of why a review about Mark Twain's autobiography starts with a my dislike of Keillor, feel free to check out Keillor's take on this book in the New York Times. And then do remember that Twain was a great American writer who popularized the travelogue, the American historical novel and was a master of creating sketches of Ame [...]


    6. I'm saddened to say, I'm glad it's over. This loosely organized collection of rough drafts, unfinished sketches, false starts, essays about other people and dictated notes about random events met with a terrible fate at the hands of the editors, who obviously thought that we'd be just as thrilled to read their take on this autobiography. We are not. More than 200 pages of tedious ramblings about what a great job they did is not my idea of quality editing. Yeah, I realize it's an academic edition [...]


    7. To tell the truth, I'm not really sure what version of this I read. It was on the kindle I still have on long-term loan from a friend (thanks again, Amy!), and I'm not going to wade through to try to figure out which one exactly it is. I read some of Mark Twain's autobiography. Note: The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the changes in policy and enforcement. You can read why I came to this decision here.In the meantime, you can read the entire review at Smorgasbook


    8. It is a sorry day when I have to write a review of anything by Mark Twain and say I didn't like it, given that I adore Twain and pretty much all of his (previously) published works. So why didn't I like this book? And why will I boycott Volumes 2 and 3 when (presumably) they're published? Because this book is the literary equivalent of what you see when a famous musician dies and his/her copyright heirs rush to release every garage recording ever made by the dead musician. The only difference he [...]


    9. (Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography [cclapcenter]. I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP; it is not being reprinted illegally.)It's funny, I think, how random the process can sometimes be of who we as a culture decide to remember for decades or sometimes centuries after their time, and who we tend to forget just a generation or two after their death, no matter how famous they were when alive; take for example Samuel Clemens, who I'll [...]


    10. Twain requested that his publisher wait 100 years after his death to publish his Autobiography because he wanted to vent about some of the people he knew in his lifetime, but didn't necessarily want to instigate libel suites. So I was ready for some classic, vintage Twain, and as soon as I was aware of the book I ordered it.Well, after slogging my way through most of it I can say that, for me, there is a lot of auto, and not a lot of biography in the book. Twain is unable to write anything witho [...]


    11. مارك توين سيرة ذاتية . سمعت عن مارك الكثير بأنه كاتب ساخر و مميز . ومن خلال قراءتي لبعض الاقتباسات أعجبت بأسلوبه و قررت القراءة له . لكن فوجئت بإنسان حزين فقد الكثير !.أكثر جملة أثرت بي<بما معناه> ( مع مرور الزمن ستتذكر تفاصيل ، و ستدرك معنى الفقر الحقيقي هو الفقد)


    12. WOW! This volume is a wonder. For one thing, it provides something like a mystery novel perspective on the archeology of Samuel Clemens'/Mark Twain's autobiography. He wrote fragments to be part of this document over a period of four decades. Simply getting a sense of the architecture for this work desired by Twain is a contribution of this work.Also, Twain notes that he is unable to be consistently honest about his life. Nice candor! He demanded that his version not be published until 100 years [...]


    13. اتصادف دائما مع اقتباسات لمارك توين، غالبيتها فكاهية وبنفس الوقت جدية وحكيمة لكنه يغلب عليها حسه الساخر حتى في بداية كتابه هذا قد اضحكنا لكن فيما بعد قابلت مارك توين آخر مارك الحزين الوحيد!اولا فقد ابنه الرضيع والذي يُحمّل نفسه مسؤولية موته عندما اخذه معه في نزهة وتعرض للبر [...]


    14. سيرة ذاتية تشعرك بالحميميّة، عانى مارك توين من فقدان أفراد عائلته الواحد تلو الآخر وهو مايستحوذ على نصف كتابه كما أستحوذ على نصف حياته


    15. what a big chunk of book! the autobiography begins on page 200 give or takeere's approximately the same amount of pages at the endtes, indexes, explanations, apologies? heh!i dunno ifwell, first off, i picked this up awhile back. had to order it at the local ma/popor maybe it is ma/maold man/young boyn/animalwhatever kind of bookstoret yet franchised though i'm certain they are working on ithave had the book for a time. figured to read here there wheneverhave yet to install it in the bathroom th [...]


    16. This is volume one of what is supposed to be a 3-volume work, but as of this writing is the only volume that has been published. A few days ago the news that some idiot is publishing a sanitized (censored) version of Huckleberry Finn made headlines. The idea is to expunge the word "nigger" from the book. While I can understand that the term is charged with emotional energy due to its derogatory use, it is nonetheless part and parcel of the history of the time, and Huckleberry Finn, as a beautifu [...]


    17. It makes me feel uncomfortable to admit that I did not get much out of the Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1. With the exception of a handful of passages, I thought it was a dreary mess, not worth publication. For someone as revered and iconic as Mark Twain, I expected to enjoy this so much more.I am reminded occasionally in revisiting Twain about how frequently he impresses me with his skill with the language--especially with verbs--though. The verbs really crackle in his writing, primarily [...]


    18. I just spent several hours browsing this book drawn from Twain's intermittent writing, typing and dictating over 30 years or so. It strikes me as a ponderous academic folly. For all the time spent editing these papers the result is a formless jumble of outtakes and emphemera. Much of it is obviously sketches that Twain intended to revise later or never wished to publish. Example from page 240 about Villa de Quarto: "There is a history of the house somewhere, and some time or other I shall get it [...]


    19. For full disclosure, I am biased towards Twain, and though many may not like the unconventional structure or all the academic discussion surrounding the actual voice of Twain, I enjoyed it tremendously. His voice was there in the text. It was as one poster pointed out like sitting down with him and having a conversation. It flowed from one item to the next as he wished it to often with acute insight into historical figures he had dined with or met and his wide travels. I look forward to what com [...]




    20. Initially I was surprised not to have seen the autobiography of such a famous individual before. Twain, I learned at the outset, composed his memoir with the stipulation that it not be published until 100 years following his death, because he wanted to be entirely frank about some situations and persons without incurring the displeasure of them, their children, or their grandchildren. Twain died in 1910, and his memoir had been finished just four months. For those of us living now, it was worth [...]


    21. First and foremost, this is not a book to be.eted. At least not in a linear fashion. Rather, it is a collection of the observations of the nineteenth century's most formidable speaker, novelist and pundit. Mr. Clemens -- Twain if you prefer -- is still, 100 years after his death, a remarkably honest, gifted and very funny writer. The volume begins with almost 5/8" of literary authenticity and notes regarding the inception of this particular attempt at publishing it all. Thumb past it quickly, un [...]


    22. ظلم إني أقول عن هذي السيرة الذاتية أنها سيرة "مكتوبة". هذي سيرة ذاتية مصوّرة ومسجّلة وتهز الحياة كلماتها بشكل يخليك تتفاعل معها غصب عنك. تندهش وتبتسم وتضحك على تعليقاته، ثم تزعل وتحزن على أشياء أخرىمارك توين لما حكى عن طفولته كان يتكلم مثل طفل تمامًا. كان بارع في إنه يخليك تتخ [...]


    23. الرائع مارك توين ما إن تقرأ عن مغامراته وشقاوته في أيام الصبا والشباب حتى تدرك أنه لاغرابة في أن هذه الروح الطفولية التي تعدو أمامك كتبت رائعة " توم سوير ".ومن مغامراته التي تنم عن تهوره وإقدامه أذكر ما قام به وقت عمله كمراسل لصحيفة "مورننغ كول" وهو افتعاله ورفقائه للحرائق بغرض [...]


    24. The five stars is for the actual autobiography itself. The book is over 700 pages, but about half of that is introduction, preliminary manuscripts and notes, additional notes, etc etc. I think the editors went a bit overboard with that side of it. But Twain's actual content is terrific. Simply terrific. He led a most amazing life and relates it in such a way it feels like anyone could also achieve it. I look forward to the future volumes - especially if it's easier to avoid all the editorial mat [...]


    25. Why leave your autobiography unpublished for 100 years? so you can be "dead, and unaware, and indifferent" by the time anyone reads it according to Mark Twain! I am looking forward to this first volume of uncensored autobiography to be released Oct 29th! Might be a time capsule of quotes or a revelation of the goings on a century ago, or neither . but it's tempting stuff nonetheless.



    26. تلك الحياة الغنية، بالتجارب، الحافلة بالموت والحب، هي الباعث الحقيقي للإبداع


    27. I read only the free ebook sample from the Kindle Store.I may purchase the printed hardcover edition.More importantly, I registered online to marktwainproject. As you will find on the home screen, they have the latest electronic edition of the entire first volume of the autobiography, complete with annotations, commentaries, and appendices. It's free.The sample I read prepared me for the online features. Besides the text of the autobiography, you get highlighted links to every supporting docume [...]


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